Apr 11, 2011 the dealer who sold the comic to cage was able to identify it. Nicolas cage s nearlypristine copy of action comics no. It is unclear whether the 1938 comic will be returned to the oscarwinning actor. We have values for any marvel, dc, image, idw, darkhorse, or dell comic book that is in your collection. Nicolas cage collection silver age comic books cgc. According to an account comicconnect ceo stephen fishler posted on a collectors website, cage had the books. Sep 14, 2015 a rare copy of the firstever beano comic has sold for a record. So a comic book might have an initial print run of 250,000.
Actors pristine copy of superman debut sets record for comic book sale. The theft of cage s comic made realworld headlines in 2000. Characters like batman, superman, spiderman, harley quinn, and wonder woman are everywhere. Cages was eventually completely collected as a 500page hardcover volume by kitchen sink press in 1998 isbn 0878166009, and in a new edition by nbm publishing in 2002 isbn 1561633194. Nic cages stolen comic book, starring jason statham. Lets talk about the very first superman comic issue in 1938. They were all untested books, and the publishers were not inclined to do a big print run for fear of having them returned. The cover date in a comic book, as well as it used to be in all kind of. Purchased off a newsstand by a man from west virginia in 1938, the comic book was stored in a. Mar 08, 2012 story of the theftreturn of nicholas cages superman comic to become a movie. Simply click any of the links below to see more details of the rarest comics featuring that character, and the minimum they. Unaware that the codename was actually already in use by avengers villain erik josten, cage ended up fighting the baddie for the right to use the title.
Nicholas cages comic book is found, but the thief is still at large. Mar 19, 2009 my grandpa has found one of his old comic books. Through the years nicolas cage collected quite some special and rare comic books, like action comics no. Does any one know what the dimensions are for the first superman comic book. Mighty midget comic book lot 1942 fawcett captain marvel and more wwii golden.
The real heartbreaker, however, was the disappearance of action comics no. I was somewhat bearish on the prospects for this book. Supermans backstory was first described in 1938, in action comics no. About 100 copies of the issue still exist but experts claim only five copies are of equal value to cages. Thousands of comic book shops went out of business and there was a contraction in both sales and the number of collectors as a lot of people moved out of the hobby. We welcome customers from all over the world and work hard to make sure they are happy with our books and service. It was 68 pages long 64 interior pages plus the covers, and included stories featuring characters like chuck dawson, zatara master magician, pep morgan, and cowboy tex thompson. Even seasoned collectors may have problems attaining comics from this era. Comic book fan cage was once linked to a film version of superman and has a. A milliondollar comic book stolen from actor nicolas cage nearly a decade ago has been found in an old southern california storage locker.
Nicolas cages rare superman comic book recovered l. Cages comic read cages comic online in high quality. Comics price guide was the first online price guide for comic books back in 1995. It was published between 1990 and 1996, and later collected as a single volume cages is a story about artists, belief, creativity and cats, illustrated in a strippeddown pen and ink style. The golden age describes an era in the creation of comic books published between the years of 1938 and 1955. The premier online comics price guide free comic book values. In fascist italy the importation and translation of all american and british comic books, except for the far too popular mickey mouse is outlawed. Look into the relationship between race and racism in america and its manifestion in comic books. It is widely considered to be both the beginning of the superhero genre and. About 100 copies of the issue still exist but experts claim only five copies are of equal value to cage s. Rare superman comic stolen from nicolas cage found 11 years. Browse listings in comic books golden age 1938 55 21251 listings found. Get the best deals on marvel golden age comics 1938 1955.
Nicolas cage the nephew of famous director francis ford coppola, he has appeared in close to 60 films, notable highlights being faceoff 1997 and ghost rider 2007. He was the first black superhero to be featured as the protagonist and title character of a comic book. Mar 09, 2012 nic cages stolen comic book, starring jason statham. Browse listings in comic books golden age 1938 55 21259 listings found. Nicolas cages nearlypristine copy of action comics no. A valuable comic featuring the debut of superman has resurfaced in a. If you use the add to want list tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available. But when this issue along with an issue of detective comics no. Some strict collectors consider the era finished by 1950. We also see the introduction of batman, robin, wonder woman. Mckeans drawing style is honest and experimental, sometimes very realistic, sometimes expressionistic, and sometimes breaking down into abstraction as visual poetry. From world war two to modern race identity and relations.
The most collectible comics from the golden age are always issue number one of a title. Apr 12, 2011 april 12, 2011 actor nicolas cage said it was divine providence that his stolen vintage comic book was found 11 years later in a storage unit in southern california. But when she is caught kit is sentenced to twenty hours of volunteer work at the humane society. Nicolas cages comic book collection was renowned as one of the most impressive celebrityowned collections of comic books. The original comic book, coverdated june, 1938, hit the newsstands sometime during the late spring of that year.
John glenn creates ballyscunnion, which will run until 1968. Weve arranged the rare comic books by series or main character. Far from the fullcolor glossy comic books of today, this book featured black and white reprints of popular newspaper comic strips. Captain marvel golden age comics 19381955 for sale ebay. From our humble beginnings, we have grown to the largest, most complete comic book price guide with well over 1,000,000 comics in our database. This book was basically about kit, a girl who makes a mistake.
A rare and valuable superman comic book, reported stolen 11 years ago by the actor, surface. If you want to sell comic books for cash, then we can help you to get the most money for your rare comics. Cages is a beautiful, sophisticated novel for experienced comic readers. Superman comic stolen from nicolas cage is found bbc news. The first edition is being kept in an lapd evidence safe while art detail detectives try to find the thief. Luke cage power man is a fictional superhero appearing in american comic books published by marvel comics. It was the highest price ever garnered for a comic book. Luke cage in comics powers, villains, weaknesses marvel.
The story revolves around a group of nerds who attempt to steal cage s copy of action comics no. Copy of first ever beano comic fetches record price. Buy, sell and trade action comics 1st series 1938 246. Find the value of the marvel comic luke cage, hero for hire volume 1. He soon realized that to the academy awardwinning actor, comics meant more than the large sums. Nicolas cages love for superheros and comic books went further than collecting.
Published in 1897, the yellow kid in mcfaddens flats is considered to be the first comic book, insomuch that it bore the phrase comic book on its back cover. What is your luke cage, hero for hire comic book worth. I understand that this is no pedigree and that most of these books were auctioned by heritage in 2002. The oscar winner hocks his collection of 400 golden age issues, including the first appearances of such heroes as. Nicolas cages stolen 1938 superman comic book sells for over. Hollywood star cage who has a son called kalel, supermans birth. All portions of the grand comics database, except where noted otherwise, are ed by the gcd and are licensed under a creative commons attributionsharealike 4. The story revolves around a group of nerds who attempt to steal cages copy of action comics no. Selling, buying and trading comic books and more nostalgia zone has been a leading buyer and seller of comic books in minnesota for almost 40 years and online for over 12 years. I am curious to hear your opinion about books that are labeled by cgc as part of nicolas cage collection. But to be completely sure that it is real, and not a reprint, we need the full dimensions of the true original comic book. Nicolas cages stolen superman debut comic found in storage. The blakely mine disaster, script by jerry siegel, art by joe shuster.
Obama, basketballer shaquille oneal en acteur nicolas cage mee. This era is iconic because it is near the birth age of comic books. Top 150 books published in 1938 that people have added on goodreads. Dark horse comics published a softcover edition in july 2009 isbn 1595823166 and a hardcover in october 2010 isbn 1595823166. Nic cage s stolen comic book, starring jason statham. What i really liked about this book was that it left me feel happy at the end.
It is the first superman comic, titled action comics no. In three decades of police work, hrycyk had never investigated a comic book caper. Shop for action comics 1938 comics on, your friendly online comic book store. The strange case of nic cages action comics no1 matt pomroy. Cages is a tenissue comic book limited series by dave mckean. The sudden appearance of a previously unknown highgrade copy of such an important comic is a rare occurrence. These are the years when comics were considered a new and exciting form of art. A 1938 comic featuring supermans debut that has been found in a storage. His storytelling also jumps between traditional narratives, character monologues, and surrealism. Action comics verscheen voor het eerst in juni 1938 en bevat het allereerste stripverhaal over superman. April 12, 2011 actor nicolas cage said it was divine providence that his stolen vintage comic book was found 11 years later in a storage unit in southern california.
With the way comic characters have exploded into the public eye with recordbreaking movies its no surprise that collectible comics figurines have become more popular than ever before. After a long stint in his first solo series and a team book with iron first that lasted for a total of 125 issues, this series from the 1990s lasted 20 issues. And cage starred in several comic book adaptions, among which ghost rider. The rarest and most valuable comic book of all time just. Values of luke cage, hero for hire free comic book values.
Ad for more fun comics, new adventure comics and detective comics. Together with his oldest son weston he wrote a comicbook series called voodoo child. We are temporarily closed but will reopen monday, april 20th, and begin accepting orders again friday april 17th. Nicolas cage comicbook heist to become movie at lionsgate. Apr 11, 2011 a milliondollar comic book stolen from actor nicolas cage nearly a decade ago has been found in an old southern california storage locker. The story of how nicolas cage lost his rare comic book featuring the first appearance of superman may finally be told. Nicolas cages stolen 1938 superman comic book sells for. The worlds most expensive comic book, a copy of the 1938 first issue. Get the best deals on captain marvel golden age comics 1938 1955. Nicolas cage comicbook heist to become movie at lionsgate exclusive.
As superman attempts to free the other cities and abductees from brainiacs ship including the original monster military unit, the creature commandos lex luthor experiments on brainiac himself. Actor nicolas cage said it was divine providence that his stolen vintage comic book was found 11 years later in a storage unit in southern california. This also means the end of italian comics magazine jumbo. Lionsgate have picked up the rights to the story of how nicolas cage lost and got back his rare comic book featuring the first appearance of superman. A rare 1938 comic book that features supermans historic debut sold at. Buy products related to comic book statues and see what customers say about comic book statues on free delivery possible on eligible purchases. In fact, they are among the older and more desirable comics on the market. What happened when nicolas cage discovered his action. However, the only feeling i felt in this book was happiness, courage, and joy. After superman saves a group of miners from a cavein, clark kent senses a story that may mean that the mines owner, thorton blakely, is actually running unsafe mine operations and blaming accidents on the miners themselves. Swooping in almost at the last second to win the holy grail issue, the top bidder will now own the most expensive comic book.506 1106 434 812 327 511 736 213 1357 1597 637 304 408 372 953 3 396 1461 1238 1547 1422 1264 440 537 795 916 835 44 130 1450 428 634 384